CSR by ZESSA-Click
Global Challenges Awareness Program by ZESSA-Click
According to UN, 2.2 billion peopled lack access to safely managed drinking water and half of the world population lack safely managed sanitation. The world is facing many challenges related to water
- 2.2 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services. (WHO/UNICEF 2019)
- Almost 2 billion people depend on health care facilities without basic water services (WHO/UNICEF 2020)
- Over half of the global population or 4.2 billion people lack safely managed sanitation services. (WHO/UNICEF 2019)
- 297,000 children under five die every year from diarrheal diseases due to poor sanitation, poor hygiene, or unsafe drinking water. (WHO/UNICEF 2019)
- 2 billion people live in countries experiencing high water stress. (UN 2019)
- 90 per cent of natural disasters are weather-related, including floods and droughts. (UNISDR)
- 80 per cent of wastewater flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused. (UNESCO, 2017)
- Around two-thirds of the world’s transboundary rivers do not have a cooperative management framework. (SIWI)
- Agriculture accounts for 70 per cent of global water withdrawal. (FAO)
World Water Day
22nd March is being observed as World Water Day since 1993.
Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere.
Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden treasure that enriches our lives.
Almost all of the liquid freshwater in the world is groundwater.
As climate change gets worse, groundwater will become more and more critical.
We need to work together to sustainably manage this precious resource.
Groundwater may be out of sight, but it must not be out of mind.